Job 5:3
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New International Version
I myself have seen a fool taking root, but suddenly his house was cursed.

New Living Translation
I have seen that fools may be successful for the moment, but then comes sudden disaster.

English Standard Version
I have seen the fool taking root, but suddenly I cursed his dwelling.

New American Standard Bible
"I have seen the foolish taking root, And I cursed his abode immediately.

King James Bible
I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have seen a fool taking root, but I immediately pronounced a curse on his home.

International Standard Version
"I myself saw a fool becoming established, but I suddenly cursed where he lived.

NET Bible
I myself have seen the fool taking root, but suddenly I cursed his place of residence.

New Heart English Bible
I have seen the foolish taking root, but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have seen a stubborn fool take root, but I quickly cursed his house.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I have seen the foolish taking root; But suddenly I beheld his habitation cursed.

New American Standard 1977
“I have seen the foolish taking root,
            And I cursed his abode immediately.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have seen the foolish taking root, but at the same time I cursed his habitation.

King James 2000 Bible
I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

American King James Version
I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

American Standard Version
I have seen the foolish taking root: But suddenly I cursed his habitation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have seen a fool with a strong root, and I cursed his beauty immediately.

Darby Bible Translation
I myself saw the foolish taking root, but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

English Revised Version
I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

World English Bible
I have seen the foolish taking root, but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

Young's Literal Translation
I -- I have seen the perverse taking root, And I mark his habitation straightway,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:1-5 Eliphaz here calls upon Job to answer his arguments. Were any of the saints or servants of God visited with such Divine judgments as Job, or did they ever behave like him under their sufferings? The term, saints, holy, or more strictly, consecrated ones, seems in all ages to have been applied to the people of God, through the Sacrifice slain in the covenant of their reconciliation. Eliphaz doubts not that the sin of sinners directly tends to their ruin. They kill themselves by some lust or other; therefore, no doubt, Job has done some foolish thing, by which he has brought himself into this condition. The allusion was plain to Job's former prosperity; but there was no evidence of Job's wickedness, and the application to him was unfair and severe.
Study Bible
Eliphaz Continues
2"For anger slays the foolish man, And jealousy kills the simple. 3"I have seen the foolish taking root, And I cursed his abode immediately. 4"His sons are far from safety, They are even oppressed in the gate, And there is no deliverer.…
Cross References
Job 24:18
"They are insignificant on the surface of the water; Their portion is cursed on the earth. They do not turn toward the vineyards.

Job 31:30
"No, I have not allowed my mouth to sin By asking for his life in a curse.

Psalm 37:22
For those blessed by Him will inherit the land, But those cursed by Him will be cut off.

Psalm 37:35
I have seen a wicked, violent man Spreading himself like a luxuriant tree in its native soil.

Jeremiah 12:2
You have planted them, they have also taken root; They grow, they have even produced fruit. You are near to their lips But far from their mind.
Treasury of Scripture

I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

taking.

Job 27:8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when …

Psalm 37:35,36 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like …

Psalm 73:3-9,18-20 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked…

Psalm 92:7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of …

Jeremiah 12:1-3 Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk …

cursed.

Deuteronomy 27:15-26 Cursed be the man that makes any graven or molten image, an abomination …

Psalm 69:25 Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents.

Acts 1:20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, …

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